Journey to Health - New Wellness Collaboration

3/13/2019 - Ottawa, Illinois

  • Exercise Equipment

Healthy You, a weight-loss collaborative between OSF HealthCare and the Ottawa YMCA is changing – for the better.

“We weren’t changing the culture,” stated Don Damron, Vice President of Ambulatory Services for OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center. “We realized that Healthy You as a weight-loss program was not addressing lifestyle changes necessary to produce effective and long-lasting results for participants. To make a positive shift in the health and wellness of our communities, partnerships that provide lasting resources are vital.”

The Ottawa YMCA and OSF HealthCare have teamed up to offer a new, wellness resource in Ottawa that focuses on activity, healthy eating, and well-being. Journey to Health, the new 8-week collaborative, provides participants with wellness workshops, online tracking of exercise, water intake, and more. Participants will earn points for participating and prizes as goals are achieved. It’s fun, easy, and syncs with fitness trackers.

Registration is available March 19, at the Ottawa YMCA from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. and from 4 – 7 p.m. In addition, participants may stop by OSF HealthCare LifeFit to register on March 26 and 28, from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. The $25, cash or check, fee grants you exclusive access to the 8-week collaborative beginning April 1.

For additional information, please contact Lindsey Pyszka, OSF HealthCare Community Health Education Specialist, at (815) 431-5496.